Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 260 236 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.95% 13.74% 12.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.78% 35.33% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 158 141
Bristol median daily rate £413 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £283 £275 £258
90th Percentile £530 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate £58.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £37.25 - £10.50
90th Percentile £64.75 - £11.50
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.90%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 873 668 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 43.48% 38.91% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 442 404
Bristol median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £266
90th Percentile £588 £512 £544
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 19
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.50% +1.64% +1.33%
10th Percentile £36.00 £26.25 £13.40
90th Percentile £61.90 £47.63 £49.75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -1.79%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £394 -
SQL
South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 91 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.08%) Finance
3 72 (27.69%) C#
4 70 (26.92%) .NET
5 68 (26.15%) JavaScript
5 68 (26.15%) SQL Server
6 62 (23.85%) HTML
7 57 (21.92%) Microsoft
8 51 (19.62%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (18.85%) Oracle
9 49 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (17.31%) XML
11 41 (15.77%) Java
11 41 (15.77%) CSS
12 39 (15.00%) Web Services
13 35 (13.46%) Security Cleared
14 34 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (11.15%) Scrum
16 28 (10.77%) SC Cleared
16 28 (10.77%) Git (software)
16 28 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (10.38%) AngularJS
17 27 (10.38%) T-SQL
18 26 (10.00%) ASP.NET
18 26 (10.00%) Waterfall
19 25 (9.62%) PowerShell
20 24 (9.23%) User Stories
20 24 (9.23%) SOAP
21 22 (8.46%) Windows

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.69%) SAS
3 6 (2.31%) Confluence
3 6 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.54%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.15%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.15%) Mule
5 3 (1.15%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.23%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.92%) Elite 3E
4 3 (1.15%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Maximo
5 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.38%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.15%) SaaS
3 15 (5.77%) IaaS
3 15 (5.77%) PaaS
4 14 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.38%) Boomi
4 14 (5.38%) Office 365
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Serverless
7 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) SAN
2 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
2 2 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.38%) SSH
3 1 (0.38%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.92%) Power BI
4 16 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.38%) DB2
6 11 (4.23%) QlikView
7 10 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.46%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.46%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (2.31%) Base SAS
9 6 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.92%) Big Data
10 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.54%) MySQL
11 4 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (8.08%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.31%) Maven
5 14 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (4.62%) JIRA
7 6 (2.31%) ProC
7 6 (2.31%) Selenium
7 6 (2.31%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.31%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.31%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.92%) JMeter
8 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (1.54%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.15%) Gradle
10 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.15%) TestComplete
General
1 73 (28.08%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Banking
3 18 (6.92%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.54%) Electronics
4 17 (6.54%) Marketing
4 17 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.69%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (57.31%) Developer
2 42 (16.15%) Analyst
3 33 (12.69%) Java Developer
4 30 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 24 (9.23%) SQL Developer
6 17 (6.54%) Architect
7 14 (5.38%) CRM Developer
7 14 (5.38%) Technical Architect
8 13 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 12 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
9 12 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (4.62%) Test Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) Senior Architect
10 11 (4.23%) Senior Technical Architect
11 10 (3.85%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.85%) QlikView Developer
12 9 (3.46%) Development Analyst
12 9 (3.46%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (3.08%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (26.92%) .NET
2 62 (23.85%) HTML
3 45 (17.31%) XML
4 41 (15.77%) CSS
5 39 (15.00%) Web Services
6 27 (10.38%) AngularJS
7 26 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 24 (9.23%) SOAP
9 22 (8.46%) REST
10 21 (8.08%) RESTful
11 20 (7.69%) Spring
12 19 (7.31%) jQuery
13 18 (6.92%) HTML5
14 17 (6.54%) JSON
15 15 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (5.77%) CSS3
15 15 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (5.38%) Hibernate
16 14 (5.38%) Java EE
17 13 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.31%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.77%) AS400
7 2 (0.77%) Fintech
7 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.38%) iSeries
8 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.38%) NHS
8 1 (0.38%) Replication
8 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.46%) Windows
2 11 (4.23%) Unix
3 10 (3.85%) Linux
3 10 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.69%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.62%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (11.15%) Scrum
5 28 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 24 (9.23%) User Stories
8 20 (7.69%) CRM
8 20 (7.69%) SDLC
9 19 (7.31%) Data Modelling
10 18 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (6.92%) MVC
11 17 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
11 17 (6.54%) ETL
11 17 (6.54%) Programme Management
12 16 (6.15%) Data Management
13 15 (5.77%) B2C
13 15 (5.77%) Integration Testing
13 15 (5.77%) OO
13 15 (5.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.69%) C#
2 68 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 41 (15.77%) Java
4 27 (10.38%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.62%) PowerShell
6 19 (7.31%) PL/SQL
7 17 (6.54%) Python
8 11 (4.23%) VBA
9 9 (3.46%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.31%) PROC SQL
11 5 (1.92%) Ruby
12 4 (1.54%) Java 8
12 4 (1.54%) PHP
13 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.77%) C++
14 2 (0.77%) RPG
14 2 (0.77%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.38%) C
15 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.77%) Degree
4 7 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.15%) CCNA
6 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.15%) ISEB
7 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.77%) MCSE
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (3.08%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.54%) Docker
5 2 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.77%) UAG
5 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.38%) iptables
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.69%) Ansible
2 4 (1.54%) Terraform
3 2 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.85%) Oracle
3 20 (7.69%) SAP
4 16 (6.15%) Dell
5 11 (4.23%) VMware
6 10 (3.85%) Tableau
7 7 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.92%) Teradata
9 4 (1.54%) Cisco
9 4 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.54%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.15%) IBM
10 3 (1.15%) Informatica
11 2 (0.77%) HP
11 2 (0.77%) iManage
11 2 (0.77%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.77%) McAfee
12 1 (0.38%) Intapp
12 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.38%) Sage